At UCLA, I started out as an engineering student, but moved on to Math and Sociology.
My sociology classes where some of the best classes I’ve ever taken. I love learning about culture and society and differente aspects of it. In the introductory sociology class (Soc 101), we learned about the three main contributors to classical sociology: Max Weber, Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim. For some strange reason, though I understood Marx very well and had a pretty good understanding of Weber, it was Durkheim that drew me in.
One of the works we had to read was Durkheim’s Suicide. He wrote an entire book discussing suicide and its many causes. It seems a little morbid to be interested in something like this, but at the same time, it’s very interesting to see what causes people to consider suicide.
With this in mind, I’m announcing the release of my second series: Durkheim and Suicide. This will cover different aspect of suicide (especially in light of Durkheim’s theories). For example, attempting to understand the high instances of suicide in certain countries. This will be a hard series to write, but I think will be definitely interesting for a lot of people.